MS: Xbox One price cut doesn't mean the system is struggling

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#1 Edited by kinectthedots (1495 posts) -

Xbox One price cut doesn't mean the system is struggling, Microsoft says

""For us, this is about giving UK gamers the best value that we can,""

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-one-price-cut-doesn-t-mean-the-system-is-struggling-microsoft-says/1100-6417940/

So why isn't MS offering the same deal in the US? Oh, MS, we believe you.

LMAO, no not really

#2 Edited by kinectthedots (1495 posts) -

What do lems here in the SW have to say about the "For us, this is about giving UK gamers the best value that we can" comment? legit or BS? If you are an xbone owner here in the US where the xbone has sold reletively well, when do you think MS will offer the same "value" to gamers here in the US that they have open heartedly givin to gamers in the UK?

#3 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149475 posts) -

Actually it means exactly that...though MS will use PR to state the opposite.

#4 Posted by coasterguy65 (5723 posts) -

MS PR is never going to admit the XBone is selling bad, but there would be no reason for them to make a price cut this soon if it was selling as well as they expected.

#5 Posted by blackace (19732 posts) -

@kinectthedots: Probably because it's already cheaper in the U.S. then it is in the UK. Even with the price cut, the price in the UK is still more then the U.S. XB1 price. Microsoft will probably do a price cut before the holidays in the U.S. That's when it will matter most.

#6 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6595 posts) -

@blackace said:

@kinectthedots: Probably because it's already cheaper in the U.S. then it is in the UK. Even with the price cut, the price in the UK is still more then the U.S. XB1 price. Microsoft will probably do a price cut before the holidays in the U.S. That's when it will matter most.

Isn't everything cheaper in the US than the UK, though?

#7 Posted by I_can_haz (6454 posts) -

Dat damage control.

#8 Posted by blackace (19732 posts) -

@blackace said:

@kinectthedots: Probably because it's already cheaper in the U.S. then it is in the UK. Even with the price cut, the price in the UK is still more then the U.S. XB1 price. Microsoft will probably do a price cut before the holidays in the U.S. That's when it will matter most.

Isn't everything cheaper in the US than the UK, though?

Probably. Hence no price cut immediately. The most they will cut is $50 in each market anyways.

#9 Posted by Szminsky (1433 posts) -

It's called denial

#10 Edited by RossRichard (2305 posts) -

Because those dusty XBones sitting on shelves are just going to sell themselves, right?

#11 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6595 posts) -

Because those dusty XBones sitting on shelves are just going to sell themselves, right?

Have you seen Titanfall?

#12 Posted by RossRichard (2305 posts) -

@RossRichard said:

Because those dusty XBones sitting on shelves are just going to sell themselves, right?

Have you seen Titanfall?

Yes, and if I wanted to play it I would play it on PC.

#13 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6595 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

@RossRichard said:

Because those dusty XBones sitting on shelves are just going to sell themselves, right?

Have you seen Titanfall?

Yes, and if I wanted to play it I would play it on PC.

Oh, well let me tell you about this thing called tv, then. Are you still struggling with using a remote control to use this complicated device? Well, I think Microsoft may have a solution that is about to make your life a whole lot easier.

#14 Posted by RedentSC (583 posts) -

The reason they aint dropped the price in the US is due to the currency conversion rate. The Xbox one still costs (even with the price cut) nearly $170 more in the UK than the US.

Basically.. even with a cut... they are still rinsing UK xbots.... US and Canada have had it super cheap since launch

£400 = 668.92 US Dollar

#15 Posted by donalbane (16139 posts) -

@RedentSC said:

The reason they aint dropped the price in the US is due to the currency conversion rate. The Xbox one still costs (even with the price cut) nearly $170 more in the UK than the US.

Basically.. even with a cut... they are still rinsing UK xbots.... US and Canada have had it super cheap since launch

£400 = 668.92 US Dollar

Wow... really puts things into perspective. But hey, free healthcare, right?

#16 Posted by RedentSC (583 posts) -

@RedentSC said:

The reason they aint dropped the price in the US is due to the currency conversion rate. The Xbox one still costs (even with the price cut) nearly $170 more in the UK than the US.

Basically.. even with a cut... they are still rinsing UK xbots.... US and Canada have had it super cheap since launch

£400 = 668.92 US Dollar

Wow... really puts things into perspective. But hey, free healthcare, right?

Unfortunately its not really free healthcare. We pay National Insurance (about 5% of every pay packet)... this helps fund the National Health Service (NHS) .. even then we still need to pay for prescriptions (around $15 for each one)

:(

#17 Posted by always_explicit (2619 posts) -

@RedentSC said:

@donalbane said:

@RedentSC said:

The reason they aint dropped the price in the US is due to the currency conversion rate. The Xbox one still costs (even with the price cut) nearly $170 more in the UK than the US.

Basically.. even with a cut... they are still rinsing UK xbots.... US and Canada have had it super cheap since launch

£400 = 668.92 US Dollar

Wow... really puts things into perspective. But hey, free healthcare, right?

Unfortunately its not really free healthcare. We pay National Insurance (about 5% of every pay packet)... this helps fund the National Health Service (NHS) .. even then we still need to pay for prescriptions (around $15 for each one)

:(

Its certainly the better system because nobody goes untreated. The idea that its entirely free is a fallacy though. Its a income based contribution which makes it manageable.

#18 Posted by HitmanActual (311 posts) -

Microsoft...always looking out for the consumer.

#19 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25417 posts) -

It's not "struggling" in the UK as far as I can tell, just doing much less than the PS4. It was a fucking ridiculous £430 which was more than anywhere else in the world. Except Brazil maybe.

#20 Edited by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

Brazil still have the best pricing point for the Xbox1 hehehehehehe.